Grafton McInnish

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James Grafton McInnish (1903-1981) was a live steamer from Plainview, Texas.

1957 GGLS Spring Meet

Harry L Dixon wrote the following in 1957:

Grafton McInnish of Plainview, Texas is shown with his Mikado and I think he enjoyed his run more in the evenings when he could operate the turbo-generator for head lite and cab operation. We were very pleased to have him as a guest in view of the distance he had to travel to take in our run.

1965

From The Harold, Plainview, Texas, October 14, 1965

Grafton McInnish was shown with his scale-model replica of a freight locomotive which he started in 1940 and completed in 1951. The engine works like its prototype, running on water and coal. (McInnish, who died in 1980, was co-owner with Chip Elliott of Phillips Battery and Electric.)

1971

Grafton McInnish attended the Fall Meet of the Iowa Model Steam Engineers, September 10 & 11, 1971. The following was reported in Live Steam Magazine, April 1972:

Grafton McInnish of Plainview, Texas, gave a fine show with his 2-8-2 - the first Mike to run on our track. (Grafton's wife, Beulah, was also in attendance.)

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